St. Lawrence sub-division back on the agenda
The Town of St. Lawrence is seeking a developer interested in building a subdivision in the town.
Mayor Paul Pike told The Southern Gazette that “Laurentian Estates” development has enough space for between 50-70 homes.
“We have currently pre-sold 10 (lots),” he said, adding some site-preparation work has been done in the hopes of making the venture more attractive to developers.
“We are in the process of putting in a trunk line, which is a water and sewer hook-up,” he said. The town is partnering with Canada FluorSpar Inc (CFI), to get the trunk line installed.
“We’re hoping we’re going to attract a developer in the very near future; possibly start building homes in that area by the beginning of the summer.”
CFI has agreed to provide the equipment and the personnel to dig the line needed for the hook up.
As for the design of the sub-division, Pike said, “We intend to include green spaces to make it a very age friendly type of (location).”
This is not the first time the town has gone in search of developers for this subdivision.
“This would be the second time that we’ve had this out now,” explained Pike. “The first time we did attract developers but (at the time) where everything went quiet with the mine again, people backed off.”
Pike said the cost associated with installing the water and sewer lines was also a factor that also deterred developers.
“We do have some people now that are taking another look, and we’re quite optimistic that within the next couple of months we’re going to have an announcement on that.”
Town of St. Lawrence